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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Summer 2018 Blog Hop

Summer Blog Hop with
Creative Life Scrapbooking

Welcome to Creative Life Scrapbooking's Summer Blog Hop!
Grab something cool to drink as we celebrate summer!

If you’re hopping in order, you’ve arrived from Julie’s blog.  At the end of my post I’ll send you on your way to Candace’s blog. Be sure to visit each stop – there are lots of  wonderful ideas being shared!  (More info, including the complete list of Blog Hop stops, is at the bottom of this post.)

Today I’m sharing a layout using products from Creative Memories and featuring the Mix & Match Collection.

Summer Blog HopDesigned to make creating beautiful, coordinated layouts a breeze, these mix and match scrapbook supplies feature designs inspired by florals, geometric patterns and ornate patterns in monochromatic color schemes. The collection consists of Paper Packs and Embellishments in pink, yellow, blue, green and orange. You’ll love it for practically any theme, from birthdays and kids’ albums to Easter, Mother’s Day, day-at-the-beach photos and more.

Have you noticed?  Mermaids are everywhere!! I love them and thought the colors in the Mix & Match collection would be perfect to create a layout featuring one.Summer Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

To make my mermaid I used some favorite CM tools including the Custom Cutting System (CCS) and the Border Maker System.

Mermaid tail – Double Heart Punch
Mermaid bodyCCS Oval 6IB
Mermaid arms – CCS Circle 2IB
Mermaid headCCS Circle 1IR
Mermaid hairBorder Maker System with the Lace Flower Chain Cartridge.  Snip apart flowers and adhere as shown.  I used some of the fun embellishments from the Mix & Match collection in her hair.
Mermaid shell braBorder Maker System with the Lace Scallop Cartridge.  (Also used this cartridge for the photo corners)
Mermaid eyes – Leftovers from using the Border Maker System and the Bubbles Cartridge.

I placed my mermaid on a rock cut using a CCS oval pattern and a piece from the Stone Paper Pack.

(If you are not familiar with the system used to label the CCS see this post.)
Summer Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

I used embellishments from the Mix & Match collection for seaweed & starfish.  I snipped one of the petals off of a paper flower to make the starfish & added a little bling to the centers.

The waves were made using the Border Maker System and the Rolling Waves Cartridge.Summer Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop

Summer Blog Hop - Lisa's Workshop
The mermaid scale border at the top of the page was made by layering circles cut with the Custom Cutting System and the Circle Patterns (2IB ). 

You could also repeat this technique on the mermaids body & tail using smaller circles.

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope these ideas have inspired you and I can’t wait to see your take on them! Please feel free to share what you’ve created in my
Lisa’s Workshop Facebook group.

Here is the complete line up for today’s
Creative Life Scrapbooking’s Summer Blog Hop:

Please contact your Creative Memories Advisor to purchase any Creative Memories products.
If you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I’m happy to help! 

    You can find more information about the Creative Memories products used in this project on my CM Advisor site at:
    or if you’d like to contact me directly you can do that by clicking on the “Email me” link at the top of this page.